Your Guide

Outside the Old Bailey

Andy Ellis is an amateur historian with a particular interest in the City and Docklands.

His father, Roy Ellis, worked in Lombard Street in the 1970s. During his lunch-breaks he studied the area and devised his own Walks on which he’d take friends and colleagues.


Andy is now following, sometimes literally, in his footsteps.

Most of the City Walks are based on Roy’s original walks but have been researched further and more places added – including, of course, some that didn’t exist 50 years ago!

Andy hold the Institute of Tourist Guiding Green Badge and is an official City of London Guide.

In 2023 he was the second oldest participant in the Skyscraper Challenge raising over £1800 for Tommy’s by abseiling a 660′ down the side of the ‘Cheesegrater’ –  having first walked up 42 flights of stairs (1095 steps) prior to his descent.

When not pointing at things in the City and Docks, Andy runs A222 Computer Solutions and, more importantly, dances with the North Wood Morris Men .